Meeting Notes - November 29, 2011

Christina Espinosa-Pieb - Co-Chair

Coleen Lee-Wheat - Co-Chair


Administrative Reps Anderson, Espinosa-Pieb, Muthyala-Kandula, Norte, Schroeder, Tomaneng

Classified Reps: Englen, Knittel, Qian

Faculty Reps: Bryant, Lee-Wheat, Mitchell, Roberts, Singh, Stockwell

Student Reps: Arvind Ravichndran (DSBA President)

Absent: Kenneth Perng

Visitors: Chow, Cook, Cruz, Harada, Khanna, W. Lee, Lee-Klawender, Milonas, Newell, Wilkins-Greene, Woodward

I. Approval notes: Notes of November 22, 2011 were approved.

II. Summary of Nov. 17, 18 and 22 work: Espinosa-Pieb presented the document titled, Ranking Sheet for IPBT Reductions, and explained to the members the process for filling out this document. She showed the reduction target for Instruction for 2012 -2013 is $2,783,782.00. For now, the total savings across all divisions is $1,652,916.00. This means there is a difference of $1,130,866.00 between the target goal and the savings. She mentioned that even if the members would all agreed on the proposed plan “A” reductions; the Instructional area would still be short. Espinosa-Pieb alerted the IPBT members that at this point we need to consider a deeper cut of the Instructionalbudget and suggested we create a reduction plan “B”. Espinosa-Pieb shared with the members the FTEF reductions sheet. She explained that the current number of FTEF reduction is 15.408, but we need to reduce 5.0 FTEF more as we need to come closer to 20.00 FTEF reduction in total and meet the fiscal target of one million+.

Espinosa-Pieb recapped the IPBT’s budget reduction process. She explained that FTEF reduction number will be a combination of part and full time faculty positions. Program reductions will affect both faculty and support staff.

In answer to a question on the FA deadline, Milonas answered that the deadline for submitting papers to the Union is February 1, 2012.

Espinosa-Pieb clarified that currently the IPBT is waiting for possible feedback from other campus groups.

III. Oral Presentations: Mayra Cruz, Department Chair, Child Development and Education presented an oral response for the support of CDE department.

Cruz passed out a handout titled Child Development and Education – Additional information for 11/29/11 4:15 pm response. She pointed out that preschool teacher positions has a high projected growth rate in Santa Clara County and was the 25 top vocational programs in 2009-2010. She stressed the importance of early childhood education to a child’s future success.

Cruz explained that Child Development Center is the lab for CDE students and is self funded.

Wilkins-Greene talked about California History Center. She verbally summarized the handout. (See attached.) Her main message is that the California History Center plays and integral role in supporting many campus activities as well as instructional programs.

IV. Outcome For Today’s Small Group Work: To look deeper into the existing reduction plans as a starting point and determine where further “surgical cuts” can be made especially in areas that we had agreed to not reduce because of our goal to meet high student demand for first year and transfer students. The overall goal is to reduce as much as we can and still keep our productivity reasonably within range of college goals.

V. Small Group Work: Groups gathered, then reported out their possible additional reduction plans. They will be added to the comprehensive list of reductions that will be created utilizing the Ranking Sheet for IPBT Reductions which each individual IPBT member will create and submit by 5pm on Friday December 2.


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